How much do you miss JK? A lot! We all do. Here’s a selection of five clips to celebrate Jordan Knight’s honesty, huge heart and humor!
5) When We Learned He Had Told Lady Gaga What To Sing
Once upon a time, Lady Gaga was just a girl trying to make it in the music industry; meanwhile, the New Kids On The Block were recording their album “The Block” and the producer said something like, “Let’s bring Lady Gaga.” Jordan asked, “Who’s Lady Gaga?” And then they wrote and recorded together “Big Girl Now” and we went… gaga.
4) When He Explained What “Tink!” Meant
Jordan Knight actually tweeted once, in 2009 the meaning of “Tink!”; he wrote, “Tink! is the imaginary sound of my eyelids springing open when I wake up……………..TINK!”
But how much fun it is to see him explaining it!
3) That Time He Told A Kid “You Ever Heard of Ritalin?”
Yeah, he did! And this gives me the chance to spread my sweet little message: if you give Ritalin to a person (kid, teenager, adult) who is neurotypical, it will make the person feel high; but if you give it to someone who’s neurodivergent, like I am!, it will just makes us feel what most people call “normal.”
Anyway… Back in 2005, Jordan Knight was one of the six celebrities to compete in the first series of a reality show called “Trust Me. I’m a Holiday Rep,” from the UK. This is one clip of the show.
More to come as I continue to update the blog?
2) That Time He Sang To His Mother
That “80 Buzz, Knight Vision” clip. It features a behind the scenes of Jordan Knight on his tour in 2009, and him singing to his mother “Mama I believe in you”. Have you ever watched it?
1) When He Gave One of The Coolest Interviews; “Seriously”
Here is the Jordan we miss. Happy and relaxed – and with his unique sense of humor – he talks about the first concert with BSB, the history of the New Kids On The Block and how he joined the band.
He also addresses growing up with foster kids, his family and the racism he experienced; his alcohol addiction and Jon coming out. This one is: priceless.
So! What’s your fav?